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Canada smoking ban
Smoking ban in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada




Smoking ban in Canada 2011

Smoking in Canada is banned in indoor public spaces and workplaces (including restaurants, bars,
and casinos), by all territories and provinces, and by the federal government. As of 2010, legislation
banning smoking within each of these jurisdictions is mostly consistent, despite the separate
development of legislation by each jurisdiction. Notable variations between the jurisdictions
include: (1) ventilated smoking rooms are permitted, (2) what distance away from a building is smoking
banned outside of a building; and (3) smoking is banned in private vehicles occupied by children.

The federal government's smoking ban in workplaces and on common carriers applies only to
federally regulated businesses, such as airports. Smoking rooms are not permitted.



Metrotown, Vancouver



Tobacco Reduction Act: Alberta
  • It prohibits smoking in all public places and workplaces (January 2008)
  • It bans retail displays, advertising and promotion of tobacco products (July 2008)
  • It prohibits the sale of tobacco products from all health care facilities, public post-secondary
  • campuses, pharmacies and stores that contain a pharmacy (January 1, 2009)
Fines A person in contravention of the Tobacco Reduction Act may be subject to fines or tickets.
  • Under the Act, fines range from $1,000 to up to $100,000.
  • Ticket amounts range from $250 to $500.


A sign plate stating that this is a smoke-free environment at the City of Vancouver.

In British Columbia, an area within 6 m of door, window, inspiration or expiration hole of air-conditioning systems, smoking is prohibited.

A various non-smoking sign plate posted in stores in Vancouver, British Columbia.


VIA Canada offers a smoke-free environment. No smoking is allowed at any place in the train.
The policy allows to smoke outside of Kamloops and Jasper and other designated stations.


Many train staffs were smoking outside during the rest-stop. However, almost no passengers put light on cigarette at that time.

(L) A new observation car of VIA (M) A cigarette butt placed in the Jasper station. (R) Jasper railway station

Whistlers Inn in front of the Jasper station is smoke-free. No smoking is allowed at any place inside the hotel.

Emerald Lake and a stand cigarette butt placed outside of Emerald Lake Lodge, British Columbia.

Lake Louise and a cigarette butt placed at a parking lot.

(L) A stand cigarette butt placed outside of Fairmont Hotel Lake Louise.
(M) An ashtray placed in the balcony of Paradise Bungalow, Lake Louise.
(R) A smoke-free notice posted in the wall of a guest room, Paradise Bungalow.

A terrace seat of a restaurant at an Edmonton Street
This place locates within 5m of a doorway; therefore, a no-smoking rule is enforced.

Calgary By-law prohibits smoking in the area within 5m of an entrance or exit to a public premise, including a restaurant.

(L) Young girls are putting light on cigarette, each other, at downtown Calgary. (R) A sign plate to prohibit smoking near the entrance door

(L) A non-smoking sign plate written in English and French
(R) A sign plate posted at Hilton Garden Inn West Edmnton. A patio, the outdoor space for dinning, is smoke-free.


Smoking Ban in Hotels in Vancouver

Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver: 503 rooms/
all non-smoking
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver: 556 rooms/smoking 16 rooms-1st and 13th floor, ( 2.8% )
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Vancouver: 489 rooms/14 smoking ( 2.9% )
Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel: 398 rooms/
all non-smoking
Hyatt Regency Hotel Vancouver: 644 rooms/
all non-smoking
Westin Grand Hotel Vancouver: 511 rooms/
all nonsmoking
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre: 750 rooms/
all non-smoking
Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown: 423 rooms/
all non-smoking
Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel: 482 rooms/
all non-smoking
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver: 375 rooms/
all non-smoking
The Sutton Place Hotel: 397 rooms/
all non-smoking
Empire Landmark Hotel: 357 rooms/smoking 40 rooms ( 11.2% )
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel: 220 rooms/
all non-smoking
Terminal City Tower Hotel: 60 rooms/
all non-smoking
Hilton Metrotown Vancouver: 283 rooms/4 smoking rooms ( 1.4% )
Holiday Inn Express Vancouver-Metrotown: 100 rooms/
all non-smoking
The Fairmont Vancouver Airport: 392 rooms/21 smoking rooms ( 5.4% )
Fairmont Airport figures as of September 2014

Smoking Ban in Hotels in Whistler

The Westin Resort & Whistler 419 rooms/all non-smoking
Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa 287 rooms/
all non-smoking
Whistler Hotel Crystal Lodge 158 rooms/
all non-smoking
The Listel Hotel Whistler 100 rooms/
all non-smoking
Adara Hotel 40 rooms/
all non-smoking
Mountainside Lodge Whistler 76 rooms/
all non-smoking
Whistler Village Inn 86 rooms/
all non-smoking
Blackcomb Lodge & Spa 70 rooms/
all non-smoking
Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre 183 rooms/
all non-smoking
Hi-Whistler Hotel 188rooms/
all non-smoking

Smoking Ban in Hotels in Banff, Emerald Lake, Icefield and Jasper

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel 768 rooms/all are non-smoking
Mount Royal Hotel Banff 134 rooms/
all are non-smoking
Emerald Lake Lodge 85 rooms/
all are non-smoking
Fairmont Chateas Lake Louise 554 rooms/all are non-smoking
Glacia View Inn 35 rooms/
all are non-smoking
Whistlers Inn, Jaspaer 64 rooms/
all are non-smoking

Smoking Ban in Hotels in Calgary and Edmonton

Hyatt Regency Calgary 355 rooms/ 5 smoking rooms ( 1.4% )
Fairmont Hotel Palliser, Calgary 405 rooms/ 10 smoking rooms ( 2.5% )
Delta Bow Valley Calgary 394 rooms/
all are non-smoking.
Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel 374 rooms and 10 suite/
all are non-smoking.
The Westin Calgary 525 rooms/
all are non-smoking.
Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire 323 rooms/
all are non-smoking.

Hilton Garden Inn West Edmnton 160 rooms/all are non-smoking
Fantasyland Hotel West Edmonton Mall 350 rooms/
all are non-smoking

Legend:
Total guest rooms in the hotel/The numbers of smoking rooms
( The percentage of smoking rooms to total rooms )


 
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.


Smoking ban in Canada leads to drop in hospitalizations.

Hospital admissions for patients with heart and respiratory problems have dropped by around a third
in Canada since anti-smoking laws were introduced in 2001, a new study showed. The 10-year study
was carried out in the city of Toronto and aimed to measure the effects of banning smoking in
restaurants and bars. Research delineating the impact of smoke-free legislation on cardiovascular
and respiratory outcomes could have an immense impact on public health, given that an estimated
one billion people are expected to die during the 21st century, as a result of tobacco-related disease,"
wrote lead author Alisa Naiman from the University of Toronto. Since smoking was banned nine years
ago, hospital admissions for cardiovascular and respiratory conditions dropped to the rate of 39 percent
and 33 percent respectively, according to the article published in Canadian Medical Association Journal.
It recalled that tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in the world, and that second-hand
smoke is the third-leading cause of poor health and premature death in the developed world.
The authors added their findings were "consistent with the evidence that exposure to second-hand
smoke is detrimental to health and legitimizes legislative efforts to reduce further exposure."

Source: AFP, April 13, 2010





Tobacco Sale in British Columbia and Alberta


(L) A tobacco retail store at Metrotown, Vancouver (R) Tobacco products are behind the sliding door, at Vancouver.

$46.99-$67.00 per pack at Calagry International Airport

$54.00-$63.00 at Calgary International Airport

$56.99 per pack at Calagry International Airport

$63.00 per pack at Calagry International Airport

$52.99-$61.00 per pack at Calagry International Airport

(L) A shutter to hide the tobacco product at Vancouver
This retailer was complaining of that the earning by selling tobacco was moderately decreased because of the law restriction.
(R) Tobacco products are behind the sliding door, at a convenient store/gas station along the Highway Rute 2, Alberta
.

The price of Malboro in a tobacco retail store in downtown Calgary is 11.95 dollars.
A tax-free price of Malboro in a cabinet of Air Canada is 39 Canada dollars for a king-size package, 200 per carton.



Keeping Your Tobacco Products Hidden From View: British Columbia

  • If minors have access to the store, tobacco products and promotional items must be
  • hidden from view between sales transactions, and cannot be seen from inside and
  • outside the store.
    To do this, it is up to retailers to determine which method would work best for their
  • store. In other jurisdictions, retailers have used the following approaches:
    Use a curtain that remains closed between sales.
    Stock tobacco products behind doors, that are closed after every sale.
    Stock tobacco products in drawers, that are closed after every sale.



International comparison of cigarette prices and taxes


Total Smoking Ban in Canada

smorking ban bc canada Smoke-free BC Canada
smorking ban alberta canada Smoking Ban in Public and Work places in Alberta
smorking ban Saskatchewan Smoking Ban in Saskatchewan 
smorking ban manitoba canada Nonsmokers Health Protection Act, Manitoba 
smorking ban ontario canada Smoke-free Ontario Act 
smorking ban quebec canada Tobacco Control in Quebec 
smorking ban new Brunswick Smoke-free Places Act, New Brunswick 
smorking ban nova scotia Smoke-free Places Act, Nova Scotia 

Switzerland Germany  Trip to France, Germany and switzerland 2011
Paris railway terminal stations Switzerland Germany  Smoking Ban in France, Germany and switzerland 2011

 Smoking Ban in Austria 2013
 Smoking Ban in Germany 2013  
Switzerland  Smoking Ban in Switzerland 2013

Total Smoking Ban in Russia
Total smoking Ban in hotels in Moscow, Russia 2014
Total smoking Ban in hotels in Saint Pertersburg, Russia 2014


カナダではブリティシュ・コロンビア州、アルバータ州、そしてオンタリオ州でタバコの箱が一般から
見えないようにシャッター、引き出しなどにタバコを収容し商品販売時のみにふたを開けるように定められて
いるが、国境や国際空港の免税店は例外のようである。このことは2010年のカナダ・米国国境にある免税店
での見聞、今回のカルガリー国際空港免税店で棚にそのまま置かれたタバコのケースをみて想定できる。
理由は明らかではないが、タバコ規制は国内法であるとの観点からそうした差別があるのかも知れない。

カナダは州ごとに喫煙規制が異なるが、共通している事項は、レストラン、バー、カジノを含めた公共的
屋内空間および職域は全面禁煙とすることである。州によって議決できることは、建物の出入口、窓、
ダクトの取入口から、どのくらいの範囲を喫煙禁止とするか、子供が同乗した私的な車の中での喫煙禁止、
そして換気装置のある喫煙室設置の許可にかかわることである。喫煙室はホテルの喫煙客室を意味する
ものと思われる。

ブリティシュ・コロンビア州では建物出入口等からの禁煙範囲を3メートルと定めているが、バンクーバー市
では、ハワイ州などと同じく、6メートルとなっている。隣接するアルバータ州では禁止範囲は5メートルである。
欧米では歩道等にテラス席( patio )を設けているところが多いが、ほとんどが出入口や窓から6メートル
以内にあるので屋外席でタバコを吸うことは出来なくなる。米国メイン州では、これを15メートルとしている
のでテラス席での喫煙を法律で完全に排除できる。

今回の喫煙規制調査で感服したことは、ほとんどのホテルで喫煙客室を全廃し、屋内では一切喫煙する
ことが出来ない状況を作り出していることである。ホテルのフロントで喫煙室の有無を聞くと、当然筆者が
喫煙者と思うのであろう、必ずと言っていいほど「哀れみの目」で見つめられる。自己管理が出来ず、
有害物質をとりいれる生活に対し、軽蔑を含んだ視線を強く感じる。しかし、「自分はノン・スモカーで調査
のためにお聞きしている」と話すと急に満面の笑顔に変わる。1ヶ月前に欧州でも同じ調査をおこなったが、
特にカナダ国内では喫煙者は歓迎されないことが明確となっている。喫煙客室の比率の高いバンクーバー
のホテルでは日本人、中国人団体客を多く受け入れているためと推察できるが、年配のコンシェルジュは
「ソーリー」の言葉を使い、他のホテルのように喫煙客室を完全に排除できていないことを恥じている
ようであった。喫煙者が当たり前のように屋内空間で喫煙する姿は、日本以外では次第に見ることが
出来なくなっている、そうした社会が多くの先進国で実現しつつある。



Canada
Trip to Canada 2011 Vancouver
North Vancouver Whistler Skytrain  VIA train Jasper Icefield and Bow Summit
Emerald Lake Lake Louise Banff Calgary Edmonton Hospitals in BC and Alberta
Smoking restriction in Ontario 2010
Tobacco control in Ontario 2007 Ontario 2010 Quebec 2007

Smokefree British Columbia 2008


        
カナダにおける喫煙規制
2011年6-7月撮影 2011年7月執筆 2014年9月加筆
「禁煙席ネット」主宰 日本タバコフリー学会顧問 医学博士 宮本順伯
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The article was written and photographs were taken in June-July 2011,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
The Fairmont Airport hotel data was added in September 2014.




Smoking Ban in Saskatchewan, Canada



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全室禁煙ホテル(日本全国)
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